by Carina J. Fearnley, Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies, UCL Lourdes López-Merino, Research Fellow, Brunel University London Niamh Downing, Head of English & Writing, Falmouth University Richard Irvine, Research Fellow, The Open University https://theconversation.com/a-glass-of-whisky-could-help-you-get-your-head-around-deep-time-79240   The Scottish geologist James Hutton made a proposal in 1788 that, at the time, was extraordinarily controversial. He described…

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  Was made an honorary member of the European Space Agency in 1975, and his work into how humans could survive hostile space environments led to Dr Helen Sharman becoming the first British astronaut and the 15th woman in space in 1991.   Not just a television personality, Heinz Wolff invented the term ‘Bioengineering’ and…

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  In the report of the European Men’s Health Forum’s workshop, 4 October 2013, titled: Step Into No Man’s Land: improving Men’s use of primary care services in Europe. The report starts with these two sentences: Across Europe, each year twice as many men aged 15-64 die as women. This is major human and financial…

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 Mara   So, it all started just over two and a half years ago. My son calls me; he’s sitting on a ski lift in the French Alps, but is concerned about the pain in his testicle, which has worsened over a very short period of time. Needless to say, initially, I cried uncontrollably at…

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My message for men everywhere is: As men, we need to break down the stigma that seeking medical help means you’re weak, dysfunctional, or incomplete. Men’s health issues, both physical and mental, are very real and very prevalent in our society today and too many people struggle silently because they don’t feel they can talk about their problems, or don’t…

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 Emily   Day of the Dead has been celebrated here in Mexico for hundreds of years. Originally, it was celebrated in line with the summer solstice, however, when the Spanish arrived, they moved the celebration to coincide with All Souls Day. Dia De Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday made up of a wide variety…

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  I love a good Si-fi movie and I do not mean that fantasy rubbish. I mean imaginative real science-twisted ideas that should be possible but aren’t quite yet. Films like: Star Trek, Blade Runner, The Matrix, All the Alien films, E.T., Terminator, and does anyone remember Silent Running with Huey and Duey and of…

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by Austin Elliott , Lecturer of Physiology, University of Manchester https://theconversation.com/meet-griffith-pugh-the-everest-pioneer-youve-never-heard-of-27555   Scientists almost never get to be household names just for doing science. Most who impact the public consciousness, like Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking, tend to at least combine the science with being best-selling authors. You might just encounter (Francis) Crick…

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£1 coins first came into circulation on April 21st, 1983, but at midnight on Sunday 15th October 2017, the legal status of the round £1 coin will be withdrawn.  That means from midnight Sunday 15th October, shops will no longer accept the round £1 coins. The new £1 coin came into circulation March 28th 2017.…

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